The ACL is also called the Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL). A tear or rupture of the ACL/CCL is the number one orthopedic issue in dogs. Surgical repair of torn ACLs is a multi-billion dollar industry in veterinary practices in North America.
Cardiology Fun Fact: Did you know that a dog’s normal heart rate may be different depending on their size? Large breed dogs such as Great Danes or Dobermans tend to have lower heart rates than small breed dogs such as Chihuahuas or Pugs.